Okay, now we have the quill stem grease issue solved... a real problem for you expert mechanincs to advise me on.
I've had a BD Windsor Tourist since mid-July. Rode a fair bit for conditioning before leaving on a 3.5 week, ~1300 mile, bike tour on it. Throughout this period, my rear derailluer ghost or mystery shifts without warning - that is, it shifts on it's own. Also had some issues with front derailleur adjustments requiring multiple adjustments of the limit screws.
I've had 3 different LBS's look at it here in New Orleans and 1 while on tour. Their "fixes"/adjustments usually work for a couple weeks or 200 miles then the problems return. I've also adjusted the front DR's limit screws myself (still wants to jump over the small ring and jam the cranks at times). Last week, the chain jumped off the front and jammed in the cassette to the point where I almost had to take out a link to free it up.
Ideas? What might have the LBS mechs overlooked?
What can I, a tech-challenged person, try on my own?
I've probably got $1-150 invested in this particular problem already and really would prefer to not throw any more money away. The bike's not unrideable, just aggravating, right now.